Balance Lost 14


Chatham UK   Feb 2007  

Artist Bio

Influences:   Super Furry Animals, RZA, Baths, Talk Talk, Paul Simon, Blur, Water From Your Eyes, Trans Am, Com Truise

Hi, I'm Pete. You may remember me from such FAWMs as all of them since about 2008.

I'm the songwriting half of Balance Lost. The other half being Matt, who sometimes makes videos. Some of these can be seen on our YouTube channel.

Song friends! Please listen to them too, they are good.
and of course the adorable

I'm up for collaborating.
Please feel free to use any of my crap for podcasts, etc. Speaking of which @girlsinuniform and I have our own podcast this year! It's called Temporary Bad Boys and you can listen to it here


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  • @santadharma Apr 20

    We will try to play around with it and see if we get any worthy ideas. Very cool track! You could pm us at

  • @lanasolyluna Apr 16

    Aww thanks so much for your comments, especially on Peluche! Glad I stopped on here by accident! 😀

  • @adforperu  Mar 20

    Thanks for the big listening sesh, man! Too kind.

  • @vomvorton  Mar 19


  • @fonte  Mar 18

    Hey hey thanks for your kind comments, much appreciated. Particularly please that the collab doesn't sound clunky as can happen sometimes when you don't actually get to meet face to face!

  • @owl  Mar 15

    Thank you for the big pile of comments! I didn't mention it in the liner notes for Black Ribbon but actually what you picked up on was exactly what I was thinking about while writing--organic, country/Americana-type imagery contrasting with the synthpop music.

  • @vomvorton  Mar 15

    Aw shit, I so wish it had somehow been your Hawaiian shirt that I had found! That would have been one of the strangest coincidences ever. There was definitely one called Zanzibar, think I only went there a couple of times. McClusky's and Destiny / Elite were the choice venues of my shit flatmates. I wasn't intentionally aiming for a PandAz sound but I'm not surprised their influence occasionally leaks into my songs!

    Oh, and re: Automatic Friend - yeah, I realised it was getting a little bit "ambiguously sexy" as I wrote and leaned into it, probably with a sinister grin.

    I always appreciate the thought and detail in your comments, cheers!

  • @owl  Mar 8

    Thank you for the world's longest comment! Amy similarity to the Brothers Grimm was accidental and not a meta-Damon nod.

  • @thelowestbitter  Mar 7

    Thanks for the comment-storm! I am a nervous wreck already about tonight. My neck hurts and I’m almost certain it’s the result of my body being twisted into an uncomfortable anxiety hunch all day. 😬

  • @hanley  Mar 2

    Haha, love your dog commentary... not far off, though he's more into barking at possums/rats than practising his singing. We'll get there though. Oh and the plinky plonkies you hear may be the banjo? Or all the washboard auxiliary parts (woodblock, cymbal and backiing board), all Susy's handywork!

  • @shortdan  Mar 1

    Hey! Thanks for all your listening and comments today. Much appreciated 😀 I’ve so far had the day off (may still do a bit before bed) but will be back on it tomorrow I think!

  • @adforperu  Mar 1

    Haha i'm an idiot - I could only picture you doing quick breaths, didn't even occur to me it'd be in the hands...

  • @adforperu  Mar 1

    Christ, you hammered out those last 4, congrats! All over them later..

  • @kenjku  Feb 24

    Hey Pete! Thanks for checking out “Chasers Night”. I’m glad you enjoyed our collab and it did it’s job of translating well with the lyrics and music. Appreciate it! 😀

  • @repsurepa Feb 20

    And haha, I'm glad you enjoyed the mouth trumpet! It somehow always pleases me to put some of it in a song!

  • @repsurepa Feb 20

    Thanks for putting my song in the podcast! 😀) Though I haven't had the courage to listen to the podcast yet, haha! I know what next fawm-related challenge will be 😝

  • @vomvorton  Feb 19

    When's the next episode of the podcast? I'm getting withdrawal symptoms. I might need that Twix after all.

  • @kenjku  Feb 18

    Of course! I hear ya.. I still have to listen to a lot more as well. I really hope I can write a few more too. I've been so busy with other things and it's hard to really focus on FAWM as much as I would like to. Maybe if I wasn't working this would be my other job. 😀

  • @thelowestbitter  Feb 2018

    Ah you missed a good match but I won't pretend it didn't completely shred my nerves. Didn't manage to get to sleep until 3am I was so wired.

  • @santadharma Feb 2018

    Thanks so much for your in-depth and insightful comments about our songs. It's always really great to hear how music specifically impacts people and what they see and experience. Also, thanks for sharing our music on your podcast!

  • @quintonbarnes Feb 2018

    Wow - thank you kindly for the comments. I really appreciate it! I'm glad to have made your acquaintance - listening to In The Corridor right now and really digging it!

  • @cowex  Feb 2018

    I support your wildness and craziness. Welcome back sir!

  • @miltz  Feb 2018

    Thanks, Balance Lost. Good luck to you too.

    I'm off to a slow non-start, but I'm hoping a trip to the hardware store later will inspire me.

  • @sailingmagpie  Feb 2018

    Thursday and Friday off work. That's how I roll! Definitely up for a synthwave collab. If not, we should just go straight up gangsta rap. We be ballers, y'all!

  • @vomvorton  Feb 2018

    The magnets thing is supposed to be the reason for the incarceration, our proud protagonist too stubborn to admit he actually doesn't have a clue. I don't think that really comes across though, need to revise that last verse a bit...

  • @alboe Jan 2018

    Bring on the good stuff.
    I hope you'll have a great FAWM.

  • @frenchcricket Jan 2018

    Heyyy will try me best - good luck to ya

  • @yukinsain806 Jan 2018

    Peeeeeee-ponpompidou!! I'm watching you (^3^)

  • @tomski  Jan 2018

    PG Lover, I hope we manage to make sweet music together this year!

  • @santadharma Jan 2018

    Welcome back. Looking forward to some of your magic music.

  • @gregthehero Jan 2018

    hey dude, welcome to '18

  • @expendablefriend  Jan 2018

    Hullo you! It's so good to be back. I'm excited for new Balance Lost songs!

  • @sailingmagpie  Jan 2018

    We should defo do a collab. It's weird we haven't before in FAWM, considering we live ten minutes walk from each other!

  • @thelowestbitter  Jan 2018

    Hey! I’ll try my best but doubt I’ll be able to match Lizzo, Water Me was probably my SOTY. Looking forward to hearing what you come up with this year

  • @sailingmagpie  Jan 2018

    Petey G! I already know you're in but it feels weird not leave a comment anyhoo.

  • @vomvorton  Jan 2018

    Hey! I can never work out if I like the Dusty Springfield bits on that one. Personally I'm slightly obsessed with Left to my Own Devices, but I made a mix CD of most of their singles about four years ago and it's been resident in my car ever since. Total bangers.

  • @adforperu  Jan 2018

    Peeeeteeee. Hope you're in sir. Course you bloody are.